Singapore -- very best sushi?
Posted 05 May 2004 - 08:14 PM
Posted 09 May 2004 - 10:41 PM
Nogawa-san is the sushi master here (33 yrs in Sing), fresh fish arrives from Japan Tue, Thu Fri and Sat. A "branch" restaurant (Nogawa Restaurant) at Le Meridien Hotel, but I for one would much rather be at Akane where Nogawa is in residence, bec. he is a genius.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 01:00 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 03:13 AM
I wouldn't just show up without trying to arrange beforehand though.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 08:42 PM
I went there again a few months ago. On a Thursday night. The place was heaving. They had to turn people away. The staff were very harried. We could not get a seat at the counter, and had to wait a long time for the food. Seems like the expense-accounts types are back. Seems to me,. if their members cannot get in, the next logical step would be to limit non-members. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Posted 17 May 2004 - 01:15 AM
As for the non-member surcharge, we paid about U$240 for many courses including lots of sushi and sashimi and two flasks of sake. Expensive, but for the quality cheap compared to what you'd pay in Japan. We didn't order from the menu, just asked Nogawa to give us whatever was good. A very memorable starter was tiny Hokkaido potatoes, whipped flawlessly smooth and presented sprinkled with the freshest salmon roe. A simple, but truly inspired combo of textures, tastes, and temperatures.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 07:58 PM